• Check Out Our Youth Art Zine, Popcorn, Volumes 14 & 15!

    We are so excited to announce the release of Volumes 14 and 15 of Popcorn, our youth zine featuring original writing and artwork by youth at My Friend's Place! Popcorn Zine is a monthly publication showcasing amazing creating writing and original visual arts made by youth at My Friend's Place during our daily creative workshops.

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  • Help Provide Essential Care for Hundreds of Homeless Youth

    For many in our community, the COVID-19 health crisis has been devastating. For young people experiencing homelessness, the COVID-19 pandemic, compounded with the crisis of homelessness, creates an almost unthinkably challenging situation. Our young people’s need for essential care and support is greater now than ever before. We need your help to ensure that these young people can continue to count on My Friend’s Place for vital care, community and connection - especially now.

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  • Celebrate Socktober with My Friend's Place!

    On average, My Friend’s Place serves 60-80 young people experiencing homelessness each day, and every young person is offered a new pair of socks and underwear on each visit. Help My Friend’s Place celebrate Socktober by contributing new socks and underwear, to ensure that we will have a steady supply for our youth in the coming months. Our goal is to collect 3,000 pairs this month and we need your help to make it happen!

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  • Popcorn Volume 13 is here!

    Youth creativity continues to flourish through the Summer, and we are so excited to release Popcorn Volume 13! Popcorn Zine is a monthly publication showcasing amazing creating writing and original visual arts made by youth at My Friend's Place during our daily creative workshops.

  • My Friend's Place, Six Months Into COVID-19

    As the world continues to adjust to the "new normal" created by the COVID-19 My Friend’s Place is continuing to provide essential care to youth. While we are limiting drop-in services temporarily, we are still providing youth with meals, clothing and emergency supplies, medical care and assessment, as well as utilizing outdoor space to provide case management services and housing support.

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  • Shop The Corner Collective's Brand New Etsy Page!

    Check out the amazing new online store for the Corner Collective, a social enterprise at My Friend's Place where you can purchase original youth art made in our art workshops, with proceeds going directly to the young artist!

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  • Check out Popcorn Issue 12!

    Check out Issue 12 of Popcorn zine to view more incredible creative writing and artwork made by youth at My Friend's Place!

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  • My Friend's Place Launches Star-Studded Virtual Festival To Support Youth Experiencing Homelessness

    Event Series to Include ‘A Night United’ hosted by ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star Giacomo Gianniotti, and ‘Standing Together: A Virtual Concert’ Benefiting Youth Experiencing Homelessness in Los Angeles featuring Pop Sensation JoJo and R&B Hitmaker Mario

  • Popcorn 11: Writing & Artwork by Youth at My Friend's Place

    In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and global uprisings for racial justice, youth at My Friend's Place have utilized creative writing and visual arts to process, reflect and engage with the current state of the world. In volume 11 of Popcorn, we are honored to once again amplify the voices of youth experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles, and share their creativity, perspectives, words, and visions through the Popcorn zine.

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  • Popcorn 10: Honoring Pride Month & Black Lives Matter Through Youth Art & Writing

    Volume 10 of Popcorn Zine comes at a time when social justice, identity and community are on the forefront of our minds. The youth served at My Friend's Place are predominantly Black, with significant youth identifying as part of the LGBT community. This special issue celebrates those identities while offering an opportunity for young people to express themselves during a particularly significant and emotional moment in historical.

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  • The devastating impact of systemic injustice and institutionalized racism can no longer be denied, ignored or excused

    Like so many of you, we are outraged by the continued racism and violence affecting black people here in Los Angeles and across the country. My Friend’s Place stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and all who engage in the peaceful rebellion seeking an end to violence, systemic and institutionalized racism and widespread inequities that leave us a weaker, less humane nation. 

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  • May 5th, 2020 is #GivingTuesdayNow

    To mitigate the devastating impact of this crisis on our global community, #GivingTuesdayNow is a new, worldwide day of giving and unity that will take place this Tuesday, May 5 as an emergency response to the increased need caused by COVID-19. And youth at My Friend's Place need your support.

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  • Check Out The Latest Issue of Popcorn Zine!

    We are so excited to announce the release of Volume 9 of Popcorn, our youth zine featuring original writing and artwork by youth at My Friend's Place. All of the work was created in our weekly creative arts and writing workshops, and we're honored to share it with our community!

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  • You're Invited! Join Us Saturday, April 25 for Social DisDance

    Join us for Social DisDANCE, a virtual party for our community via Zoom on Saturday, April 25, from 5-6 P.M.!

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  • Continuing to show up for youth experiencing homelessness

    As we navigate this time when so much feels uncertain, please know that our love and care for you, our community, remains unwavering. It is with your enduring care and support, that we have the confidence and resources to meet the increasing needs of our community experiencing homelessness.

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  • An Update From Our Executive Director, Heather Carmichael

    As we continue navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, young people experiencing homelessness in our community need your support now more than ever.

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  • Continuing to Care for Our Community

    A message from Heather Carmichael, Executive Director, regarding My Friend's Place's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and how you can support our youth during this challenging time.

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  • Announcing Our 2020 Champions of Ending Youth Homelessness!

    Join us on March 28, as we honor our incredible Champions of the Year and the greater My Friend's Place community!

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  • Keep It Brief at My Friend's Place!

    Every year, My Friend’s Place distributes 18,000+ pairs of underwear to the young people we serve! Underwear is one of our most requested items, and each young person can receive a new pair every day when they come to My Friend's Place. Help us support this vital need by participating in our “Keep It Brief” campaign!

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